EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — What looks like a thin pack of gum is attached to Braden Schneider’s event credential at the world junior hockey championship.
It’s a beacon providing both contact tracing capability should the Canadian defenseman test positive for COVID-19 and a warning if he stands too close to someone else for too long.
Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They'll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his workload is particularly heavy...
Courtesy of the Canton Regional and Greater West Virginia Better Business Bureau
According to Forbes.com, wearable technology has quickly become the new fad that's a must-have. From smart watches, glasses, fitness and health trackers to smart jewelry, there are thousands of devices and designs to choose from.